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His Excellency, Governor John D. Long, 
of Hingham. 

His Honor, Lieut. Governor Bybon Weston, 
of Dalton. 

Rev. C. C. Hussey, Billerica. 

Rev. Charles B. Rice, A. M., Danvers. 

Hon. Elijah B. Stoddard, Worcester. 
Rev. a. a. Miner, D. D., Boston. 
Col. T. W. Higginson, Cambridge. 
A. P. Stone, LL.D., Springtield. * 
Miss Abby W. May, Boston. 
Hon. M. B. Whitney, Westfield. 

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George A. Walton, A. M., Agent, Newton. 
E. A. Hubbard, A.M., " Springfield. 

Hon. John W. Dickinson, A.M., Secretary. 
C. B. TiLLiNGHAST, ESQ., Clerk and Treasurer 
Walter Smith, State Director of Art 

Education, Boston. 

Rev. Charles B. Rice, A. M., Danvers. 
Hon. John W, Dickinson, A. M., Newtonville 


Rev. C. C. Hussey, Billerica. 


Daniel B. Hagar, Ph. D., Principal. 

Ellen M. Dodge. 

Mary E. Webb. 

Caroline J. Cole. 

Mary N. Plumer. 

Sophia O. Driver. 

Harriet L. Martin. 

E. Adelaide Towle. 

Harriet D. Allen. 

Elizabeth IST. Jones. 

Mary E. Godden. 

Isaac J. Osbun, A. M, 

Emelinb F. Bowler, Teacher of Drawing. 


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Carrie L. Knight, Manchester. 
Ella L. Prime, Salem. 

Amelia B. Thaxter. Salem. 

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Mabel B. Annable, Salem. 
Anne H. Arnold, Cambridge. 
Beulah H. Bell, Maiden. 
Bessie R. Brackett, Winchester. 
Lena R. Brackett, Winchester. 
Mary E. Burrill, Salem. 
Florence B. Chandler, Salem. 

Minnie L. Earnsworth, Melrose. 
Gertrude A. Fuller, Salem. 
Jessie P. Learoyd, DanverB. 
Carrie E. Norris, Wenham. 
Abbie IT. Parker, ITorth "Reading. 
Annette Sawyer, Boxford. 


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Sarah D. Adams, San Antonio, Texas. 

Lizzie E. Badger, Lynn. 

Eliza M. Bagley, East Boston. 

Mary F. Barker, Beverly. 

Emma W. Browne, Salem. 

Katie F. Burjse, Gloucester. 

Carrie E. Carnes, Saugus. 

Kate F. Cassidy, Lowell. 

Mary C. Chandler, Peabody. 

Hittie P. Couch, Danvers. 
Jennie L. Daniels, Maiden. 
Elsie M. Dann, Rockport. 
Henrietta Durant, Lowell. 
Alice M. Duren, Woburn. 
Sarah J. Dwyer, Gloucester. 
Rachel C. Fish, Cotuit. 
Lilian O. Frisbee, Delhi, K Y. 
Annie M. Goulding, Lowell. 

Mary Gertrude Hagar, Xenia, Ohio. 
Hattie Hanson, Salem. 
Georgiana Harnden, Lowell. 
Nellie Grant Hill, Haverhill. 
J. Florence Holden, Lynn. 
Janette B. Holt, Lowell. 
Lizzie F. Hood, Danvers. 
Carrie M. Hooper, Salem. 
Eva J. Hudson, Nahant. 
Mabel L. Jones, Lunenburg. 
Hattie B. Kemp, Winchendou. 
Addie M. Knight, Magnolia. 
Mary A. Lynch, Lowell. 
Fannie W. McMurphy, Salem. 
Martha E. Meade, Salem. 
Helen P. Meldram, Manchester. 
Annie B. Merrill, Newburyport. 

Edith L. Monroe, Billerica. 
Josephine P. Moulton, Salem. 
Isabella S. Parsons, Gloucester. 
Ellen F. Powers, Gloucester. 
Annie J. Regis, Haverhill. 
Alice ^y. Eenton, Groveland. 
Emily W, Rice, Lynn. 
Mary L. Stevens, Gloucester. 
Clara F. Stimpson, Weston. 
H. Florence Taylor, West Peabody. 
Henrietta P. Tulloch, Danvers. 
S. Louise L^pton, Lowell. 
Carrie M. W^aterson, Wakefield. 
Henrietta West, Claremont, jST. H. 
Annie M. Whitmore, Lynn. 
Marion E. Wilber, Easton. 
Fannie K. Young, Somerville. 52 

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Addie Alley, Wenham. 

Alice B. Besse, Tewksbury. 

Hattie E. Boynton, Groveland. 

Nellie J. Breed, Boston. 

Abby P. Brown, Rye Beach, N. H. 

Charlotte S. Buck, North Wilmington. 

Grace H. Carleton, Salem. 

Emma J. Clough, Lowell. 

Lillie Gertrude Doak, Marblehead. 

A. Yiola Downing, Lynn. 

Sarah H. Edmester, Everett. 

Florence M. Ellis, Melrose. 

Abbie J. Gannett, North Scituate. 

Bertha Gardner, Lowell. 

Mary A. Graves, Derry, N. H. 

Georgie S. Hart, Peabody. 

Mary E. Kimball, Topsfield. 

Annie L. Knight, Manchester. 

Clara A. Lancaster, No. Conway, N. H. 

Alice F. Lowe, Salem. 

Carrie G. McDonald, Somerville. 

Lillian Morse, Salem. 

Nellie G. Murphy, Everett. 

Sarah Newell^ Haverhill. 

Sadie Newhall, Salem. 

Caroline E. Nutter, East Boston. 

Lizzie Millett Patch, Salem. 

Annie Poland, Peabody. 

Ellen B. Prime, Salem. 

Grace M. Putney, Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

Minnie Robinson, Eau Claire, Wis. 

Emogene B. Roby, J^owell. 

Fannie P. Sargent, Chelsea. 

Mary R. Sawyer, Salem. 

Mary C. Smith, East Boston. 

Minnie N. Symonds, Marblehead. 

Cora A. Thornton, Manchester. 

Lelia I. Tilton, Peabody. 

Dollie E. Twitchell, Boxford. 

Jennie M. W^hipple, Peabody. 

Mary E. Whitcombe, Cambridgeport. 

Augusta S. Wilsoi}, Peabody. 42 


M. Florence Ayer, Methuen. 

Nira J. Meserve, Haverhill. 

Am}^ Frances Battles, Andover. 

Katharine Mitchell, Lebanon, N. H. 

Harriet C. Beattie, Maidstone, Vt. 

Mary E. Murkland, Lynn. 

MsiYy Margaret Brady, Arlington. 

Mabel L. Newhall, East Saugus. ' 

Annie M. Buckminster, Lynn. 

Sarah A. Peirce, Swampscott. 

Ellen A. Call, Lawrence. 

Harriet E. Porter, Montvale. 

Annie J. Connor, Stoneham. 

Mary E. Porter, Wenham. 

Susan P. Dodge, Beverly. 

Annie Moore Ransom, Wakefield. 

Lucy E. Evans, "Wakefield. 

Mary N. Rice, Dublin, N. H. 

Eleanor M. Farrington, Haverhill. 

Alice M. Ruxton, Gloucester. 

Nellie Gilliam, Walla Walla, W. T. 

Kate E. Shaw, Lowell. 

Elizabeth A. Hart, Lowell. 

Orianna Shute, Swampscott. 

M. Louise Hawkes, Beverly. 

Hattie S. Simpson, Lowell. 

Bose C. Hersey, North Auburn, Me. 

Catherine C. Stokes, Revere. 

Minnie Louise Hobbs, Salem. 

Grace A. Tuttle, Salem. 

Eebecca Ames Holbrook, Winchester. 

Abbie Josephine Yinton, Melrose. 

Susan B. Howard, Danvers. 

Catharine T. Welsh, Lynn. 

Hattie M. Howes, Maiden. 

Alice E. Wilder, Keene, N. H. 

May Kennon, Maplewoodi 

Caroline L. Wilder, Columbia, S. C. 

Katharine T. Keyes, Lowell. 

Caroline W. Winslow, Marblehead. 

Jeanne A. Kimberly, Boston. 

Annie J. Witham, Lynn. 

Etta M. Leavitt, Hampton, N. H. 

Mabel Laighton Woodward, Ports- 

Nellie F. McCarthy^ Somerville. 

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Susie I. Merrill, North Conway, N. H. 


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Salenda Evelyn Averell, Salem. 

,Agues A. Elliott, Revere. 

Florine Bagley, Lynn. 

Clara H. Ferguson, Salem. 

Martha Ada Brown, West Peabody* 

Carrie M. Flint, North Reading. 

Harriet P. Burbank, Salem. 

M. Ida Gould, Danvers. [Me. 

Emma A. Burke, Freedom, N. H. 

Nellie Ida Haley, Kennebunk Depot, 

Lillian Butters, Lsland Pond, Yt. 

Emmaline C. Ham, Danvers. 

Minnie A. Callahan, Lynn. 

Hannah C. Ham, Tamworth Iron 

Freelove Clark, Roxbury, N. H. * 

Works, N. H. 

Jennie Currier Davis, Annisquam. 

Jennie A. Hatch, Dresden, Me. 

Harriet Estella Durgin, Brownfield, 

Helen L. Knapp, Wakefield. 


Martha B. Mosher, North Benning- 

Nellie B. Fames, Wilmington. 

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Helen Lydia Kevins, Kew Gloucester, 

Marianna Nicholson, Lynn. 
Agnes M. Nutter, Salem. 
Alice .Josephine Quimby, Haverhill. 
Myrtie C. Ring, West Wilton, N. H. 
Gertrude A. Roberts, Chelsea. 

S. Alice Russell, Lynn. 
Rosalie J. Terrio, Middleton. 
Hattie Tucker, Weymouth. 
Laurie F. Wet more, Essex. 
Frances Whitehouse, Salem. 
Alice Maude Woodward, Portsmouth, 

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Special Students, 

Advanced Class, 

Class A, (Senior) 

Class B, . 

Class C, ... 

Class D, . . . 

Whole number for the term, . 

Whole number for the year, 

Whole number for fifty-six terms. 







This Institution was established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
with the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem and the Eastern Kailroad Com- 
pany, for the direct preparation of Female Teachers to instruct in the Common 
and High Schools required by law. It is under the charge of the State Board of 
Education, and of a Special Board of Visitors. During the period that has 
elapsed since the reception of the first Class, in September, 1854, two thousand 
six hundred and thirty-four Ladies have been members of the School ; one thou- 
sand two hundred and thirty-one of whom have received diplomas, upon the 
honorable completion of the prescribed course of study. 

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The School Tear is divided into two terms, each containing nineteen weeks of 
study, with a week's recess near the middle of each term. 

The next Term will commence on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, and will close 
on Tuesday, January 23, 1883. 

The following term will commence on Tuesday, February 6, 1883, and 
will close on Tuesday, June 26, 1883. 

A new class is admitted at the beginning of ,each term. 

The present term will close on Tuesday, June 27, 1882, with public exercises 
of Examination^and of Graduation; the former commencing at 9^ o'clock, A. M., 
and the latter at 2i, P. M. 

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Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age ; must present on 
the day of examination a satisfactory certificate of good moral character and of 
their j^resumed qualifications for admission to the school ; must declare their full 
intention of faithfully observing the regulations of the School, during their con- 
nection with it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachu- 
setts;* and must pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, 
Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography, and the History of the 
United States. A greater age and higher attainments than those prescribed, with 
some experieuce in teaching, render the course of study in the Institution still 
more useful . 

* Ladies designing to teach in other States or in private schools may be admitted by 
paying $15 a term for tuition. 


Especial attention should be given to these requirements, as they will be stkictly 


An Examination for admission takes place on the f rst day of each terra, com- 
mencing at 8 o'clock, A. M., or as soon after that hour as candidates can 
reach Salem. 

Ladies who purpose to apply for admission, are requested to notify the Princi- 
pal of their intention as early as possible. 

Cl/ourse of ^tubu. 


The Board of Education have prescribed the following branches of study for 
the two years' course in the Normal Schools of the State. 

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Book-keeping; Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, 
Botany, Physiology, Zoology, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography ; Eeading, Orthog- 
raphy, Etymology, Grammar, Rhetoric, Literature, Composition; Penmanship, 
Drawing, Singing, Gymnastics; Psychology, Science and Art of Teaching, 
School Organization, History of Education; Civil Polity of Massachusetts and of 
the United States, School Laws of Massachusetts, and History. 

The order in which these studies are to be taken is decided by the Principal of 
each School, with the approval of the Board of Visitors. 

The following additional studies are assigned for the four years' course : 

Advanced Physics, Advanced Chemistry, Higher Mathematics (including Plane 
and Solid Geometry, Higher Algebra and Trigonometry), General History, Latin 
and French. Greek or German, in addition, is optional with the Principal and 
the Board of Visitors of each School. 

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Graduates of the regular course who desire to prepare themselves for the high- 
er departments of teaching, are permitted to take an advanced course, which occu- 
pies two years, and includes instruction and training in the Latin, French, and 
German languages, the higher mathematics, and the other branches required to 
be taught in the high schools of Massachusetts. Graduates of the School who 
may desire to take the Advanced Course are requested to communicate with the 
Principal as early as possiole. A neio advanced class will be formed in Septem- 
ber, 1882. 

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The ends chiefly aimed at in this school are, the acquisition of the necessary 
knowledge of the Principles and Methods of Education, and of the various 
branches of study, the attainment of skill in the art of teaching, and the general 
development of the mental powers. 

From the beginning to the end of the course, all studies are conducted with es- 
pecial reference to the best ways of teaching them. Recitations, however excel- 
lent, are not deemed satisfactory, unless every pupil is able to teach others that 
which she has herself learned. In every study the pupils in turn occupy tempo- 
rarily the place of teacher of their classmates, and are subjected to their criticisms 
as well as those of their regular teacher. Teaching exercises of various kinds 
form a large and important part of the school work. During the Senior term, ob- 


ject lessons are giTcn to classes of primary-school children, so that every pupil 
obtains, before graduating, considerable experience in teaching children to 
observe, think, and give expression to thought- 

The studies are conducted upon the topical plan. Text-books are used, to a 
large extent, as books of reference. The committing of textr-books to memory i^ 
avoided as far as possible, the scholars being trained to depend upon thoughts 
rather than words. 

The great object of the school is to make the pupils investigate, think, and 
speak for themselves ; to make tiiem independent, self-reliant, and ready to meet 
whatever difficultly may arise. 

The pupils are carefully trained in the manufacture of simple and inexpensive 
apparatus for the illustration of Physics and Chemistry. 


The discipline of the school is made as simple as jiossible. Pupils are expected 
to govern theniselv*^ ; to do without compulsion what is required, and to refrain 
voluntarily from all improprieties of conduct. Those who are unwilling to con- 
form cheerfully to the known wishes of the Principal and his assistants, are pre- 
sumed to be unfit to become teachers^ 

It is not deemed necessary to awaken a feeling of emulation, in order to induce 
the scholars to perform their duties faithfully. The ranking of scholars according 
to their comparative success in their studies, is not here allcwed. Faithful atten- 
tion to duty is encouraged for its own sake, not for the purpose of obtaining 
certain marks of credit. 

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Promotions from one class to another are made at the close of each term by 
mea^is of thorough written examinations. These examinations include every 
study pursued during the term, and the result in each study must be satisfactory 
to entitle the pupil to advance to the study next in order. In the Senior term, a 
special examination is had in all the branches taught in the common schools, and 
only tiiose who pass it successfully are permitted to graduate. Young ladies who 
p(^sess good natural abilities and right habits of study, find no serious difficulties 
in passing the required examinations. 

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The Institution has a valuable Library, containing, in works for general refer- 
ence and reading, and in text-books, about nine thousand volumes. It has, also, 
a fair supply of philosophical apparatus, and a Museum containing a large collec- 
tion of specimens illustrating various departments of science. 

An important addition to the means of practical instruction in Chemistry has 
been made, whereby a laige number of pupils can, at the same time, engage iu 
chemical investigations, free from all danger of inhaling injurious gases. 

The friends of the higher education of women can confer a great benefit upon 
the Institution by making donations to it> Library and Museum. Any aid in 
this direction will be gratefullv acknowledged. 



A room has been handsomely fitted up and furnished for the purpose of afford- 
ing facilities for instruction and training in the higher departments of drawing. 
A large number of beautiful casts, models, and patterns have been obtained from 
London, and have been conveniently arranged in the room, thus giving to the 
members of the School advantages not formerly enjoyed. 

€sg«f Institute anb '^eabobn ^cabemg of Science. 

The important advantages offered by these well known and most useful Insti- 
tutions are freely enjoyed by members of the Normal School. The large and, in 
some respects, unequalled Museum and Cabinet belonging to the Institute and 
Academy, affords rare opportunities for studies in various departments of Science; 
and the instructive meetings of the Essex Institute for the discussion of Histor- 
ical and Scientific subjects, passess great value for all who are interested in the 
study of History and of Nature. 

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Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the public 
Schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. A small 
fee ($2.00) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental 

The text-books required are mostly furnished, without charge, from the School 
Library. It is recommended, however, that pupils should bring with them, 
for purposes of reference and comparison, the text-books which they have already 
studied ; and they should, especially, be provided with a Dictionary and a recent 

The price which is paid by the pupils for board, (not usually including wash- 
ing, or separate fire and lights,) varies from $.3 to $4 per week, according to the 
accommodations furnished. Pupils who prefer to board themselves can obtain 
good rooms for about one dollar a week. 

Pupils who come to the School daily by railroad, obtain season tickets at one 
half of the usual rates. 

For the assistance of those who find even the moderate expense of the School 
burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation. This aid is 
distributed at the close of each term, among pupils from Massachusetts who merit 
and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residences 
from Salem, but not exceeding in any case $1 50 per week. In this distribu- 
tion, the first term of a pupil's connection with the School is not reckoned, un- 
less she enters prepared to complete the prescribed course of study in less than 
two years. 

Aid is also rendered, in cases of special merit and need, from the income of the 
fund of Five Thousand Dollars, for which the School is indebted to the munificent 
bequest of Nathats^iel I. Bowditch, Esq., of Brookline. 

S^LEM, May, 1882. 



The next term of the State Normal School at Salem will commence with an exam- 
ination of candidates for admission on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. 
!. This Institution is open to Ladies not less than sixteen years of age, (without limit 
as to place of residence), who wish to pursue a course of studies preparatory to the 
work of teaching in Common or High Schools. To all who'intendf[to teach in the 
Public Schools of Massachusetts, Tuition is feee. Text-hooks are furnished from 
the library of the School without charge. Pecuniary aid is given to all needy and 
deserving pupils. 

For Circulars or other information, address 

D. B. Ha GAR, Principal.